Damascus Festival for Culture Arts is a wonderful multi-colored festival which represents the rich cultural heritage of Damascus.
About Damascus Festival for Culture Arts
Damascus Festival for Culture Arts celebrates the rich cultural history of Damascus. This occasion in Damascus is usually savored by a great audience consisting of Arab, Syrian and overseas tourists. The cultural activities which are performed here are the reflections of the artistic attributes of the ancient city of Damascus.
Damascus Festival for Culture Arts: year 2005
This event is an integral part of Damascus cultural heritage.
The festival offers a wonderful opportunity to bring several historical places of Damascus to light. For instance, in year 2005 the closing ceremony of Damascus Festival for Culture Arts was organized at Damascus Citadel. The closing ceremony reminded the spectators of the eventful history of this site. The visitors came to know that the Citadel of Damascus was constructed in 1078 AD by Seljuks in order to secure the city from foreign attacks. This Citadel was encircled by towers and trenches to defend Damascus from intruders. Within the citadel houses, mosques and schools were constructed. In order to protect themselves from the attacks of the Crusaders several Syrian and Egyptian sultans used to take shelter in this citadel.
Damascus Festival for Culture Arts thus unveils several historical facts regarding various historical sites of Damascus.